Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship (2017)

The deadline for this scholarship has now passed.

Type of award

Taught full-time Masters

Amount

£5,000

Eligibility

Applicants

  • All applicants (UK, EU and non-EU) who either hold or expect to achieve a first-class undergraduate honours degree from any UK higher education institution or who hold or expect to achieve an excellent undergraduate degree from a university within the European Union (see attached table for criteria) are eligible;
  • You must apply for an eligible Masters course (see list below) and receive and accept an offer by 1 August 2017 (applications received after 1 August may be considered if all available awards have not been allocated);
  • You must meet all the University's general entrance requirements.

Eligible Masters courses

All full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex are eligible (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM) excluding the following courses:

  • Postgraduate diplomas (including Common Professional Examination (CPE), Law and Economics)
  • LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)
  • Masters degrees in Social Work (if receiving a bursary)
  • PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
  • MA degrees in IDS apart from MA Gender and Development
  • In addition, masters students funded by the research councils (e.g. those receiving ESRC 1+3 funding) are not eligible.

Deadline

1 August 2017 23:59 (GMT)

How to apply

You should apply online for an eligible full-time Masters course via the University's postgraduate application system in time to receive an offer of a place by 1 August 2017 (applications received after 1 August may be considered if all available awards have not been allocated).

You should complete the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. We cannot consider the scholarship application until an offer has been received and accepted for an eligible Masters course.

If you are still studying for your degree you do not need to wait for your final classification before applying. Applications will be considered on the strength of current performance and, if successful, the award of the scholarship can be made conditional upon you achieving the required degree classification later in the summer.

Selection for a scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of previous or current academic performance and future potential. The selectors will pay careful attention to the information you provide in the Scholarship application form.

Sponsors

If you accept a Chancellor's Masters Scholarship you may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing copy for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may also have specific duties they wish you to assist with.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I am a current Sussex student am I eligible?

No, but you may be eligible for a Sussex Graduate Scholarship.

2. If I am a previous Sussex student am I eligible?

Yes, if you hold a first-class honours degree.

3. If I apply for a part-time Masters degree am I eligible?

No, the scholarship is only available for full-time study. The award is intended to enable students to complete their Masters course within one year, by reducing the fee to approximately the equivalent of the part-time fee for the first year. This enables students to save the living expenses that would otherwise be incurred in a second year and to complete the degree more quickly.

4. If I am offered a place on a Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) Masters am I eligible?

Yes, all BSMS students on Masters courses accredited by the University of Sussex are eligible to apply for the Chancellors Masters Scholarship in 2017/18

5. I am an overseas student for fee purposes am I eligible to apply?

Yes if you either hold or expect to achieve a first-class honours degree from any UK higher education institution or hold or expect to achieve an equivalent degree, with the highest grades, from a university within the European Union.

6. If I am offered a scholarship but defer my place at Sussex, can the scholarship be carried over to the next year?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to carry over the scholarship to another year.

7. If I take up a place at Sussex, but temporarily withdraw, can the scholarship be carried over to the next term?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to carry over the scholarship. The scholarship is for the duration of the 2017/18 academic year only.

8. If I have funding from another source can I also apply for a scholarship?

Yes, the scholarships are available to funded and self-financing students. However, there are some exceptions:

9. Can I apply if I only intend to undertake Masters level study and do not intend to pursue doctoral study?

Yes, the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship seeks to reward excellence at undergraduate level.

10. Are the scholarships available to study at research (PhD) level?

No, however, there are a range of PhD scholarships for research students and you can find details on our Funding Database.

11. When will I know the outcome of my application?

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis starting in April. Successful applicants will be informed after each round, with eligible (but unsuccessful) applicants automatically re-considered in the following round alongside any new applications. The final allocation of scholarships will be in August, with all decisions notified by Monday 11 September.

12. How will I receive the scholarship?

The scholarship will be awarded as a tuition fee reduction when you register.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the scheme please email: cmscholarship@sussex.ac.uk

Timetable

The application deadline is 1st August 2017.

Scholarships will be awarded in a number of separate rounds in April, June and August and successful applicants will be notified after each round. If you are not immediately successful in being awarded a scholarship, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation round alongside any new applications. The final allocation will be after the August deadline, with all remaining decisions notified then.

Availability

At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 August 2017 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired

Files

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